The week was founded by Remember a Charity, a group of 190 charitable organisations whose mission it is to encourage the public to leave a gift to charity in their will.

So, what is the need for such a campaign? A report published in January 2017 found that while 35% of people said they would leave a legacy to a charity in their will after ensuring their loved ones were looked after, only 7% actually do so.

It is important to keep your will under regular review to ensure it accurately reflects your wishes; this should be at least every five years or if you have a change in circumstance. Anthony Collins Solicitors has an award-winning team of private client lawyers who can advise you in relation to your will. Whether you want to prepare a will for the first time or review an existing will, please contact a member of the team on 0121 214 3642 or email us to discuss it further.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.